Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari

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Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari has been licenced in English: The first volume was released on September 15, 2015

Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari / The Rising of the Shield Hero (盾の勇者の成り上がり) is a Japanese web novel written by Aneko Yusagi (アネコユサギ). The web novel was adapted into a Manga drawn by Aiya Kyuu (藍屋球) and published by MF Books. The Light Novel is illustrated by Minami Seira (弥南 せいら) with 9 volumes and ongoing.

The Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari series is also available in the following languages:


Iwatani Naofumi was summoned into a parallel world along with 3 other people to become the world's Heroes. Each of the heroes were respectively equipped with their own legendary equipment when summoned. Naofumi coincidentally received the Legendary Shield as his weapon. Due to Naofumi's lack of charisma and experience, he ended up with only a single teammate while others have several. Unfortunately, on his third day Naofumi was betrayed, falsely accused, and robbed by the said teammate. Shunned by everyone from king to peasants, Naofumi's thoughts were filled with nothing but vengeance and hatred. Thus, his destiny in a parallel World begins...



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Recent Updates

  • October 12th, 2014 - chapter 21 Completed
  • September 15th, 2014 - Chapter 20 Completed
  • September 10th, 2014 - Chapters 22-25 Completed

Older updates can be found here.

Light Novel Information

The differences between the LN and WN can be found here.


Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari by Aneko Yusagi

There are differences between the light novel and web novel. The first four volumes follow more or less the progression in the web version, but start to really diverge in the fifth.

These translations are based on the web novel.

Events Covered in Volume 1

Events Covered in Volume 2

Third Wave Arc

Devil of the Shield Arc

Calmira Island Arc (Full Arc Text)

Spirit Turtle Arc (Full Arc Text)

Rebuilding Arc Part 1 (Full Arc Text)

Rebuilding Arc Part 2 (Full Arc Text)

Wrath Dragon Arc (Full Arc Text)

Fallen Heroes Arc (Full Arc Text)

JUSTICE Arc (Full Arc Text)

Counterattack of the Fluffy-Tailed Waifu Arc (Full Arc Text)

The New Seven Sins Arc (Full Arc Text)

Houou Arc (Full Arc Text)

War of Heroes Arc (Full Arc Text)

Truth of Worlds Arc (Full Arc Text)

Final Arc (Full Arc Text)

The Christmas of the Shield Hero - Side Story (Full Text)

The Valentine of the Shield Hero - Side Story

The White Day of the Shield Hero - Side Story

Loop 1 to 3 - Tutorial Arc

/*From here on marks the start of the side story "Start Over of The Spear Hero" (槍の勇者のやり直し)*/

  • [Web Novel 410] Chapter 410 - Start Over of The Spear Hero - [LINK]
  • [Web Novel 411] Chapter 411 - Kuro-chan - [LINK]
  • [Web Novel 412] Chapter 412 - Leveling - [LINK]
  • [Web Novel 413] Chapter 413 - Earning Money - MTL (?)
  • [Web Novel 414] Chapter 414 - Time Regression - [LINK]

Loop 4 - Siltvelt Arc

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Original Web Novel

Original web published novel can be found here: 盾の勇者の成り上がり

Light Novel Series Overview

Japanese releases

  • 盾の勇者の成り上がり 1 - 334 pages (August 22, 2013) ISBN 978-4840152754
  • 盾の勇者の成り上がり 2 - 316 pages (October 24, 2013) ISBN 978-4040660496
  • 盾の勇者の成り上がり 3 - 313 pages (December 21, 2013) ISBN 978-4040661667
  • 盾の勇者の成り上がり 4 - (February 25, 2014) ISBN 978-4040663210
  • 盾の勇者の成り上がり 5 - (April 25, 2014) ISBN 978-4040667188
  • 盾の勇者の成り上がり 6 - (June 25, 2014) ISBN 978-4040667904
  • 盾の勇者の成り上がり 7 - (September 25, 2014) ISBN 978-4040669960
  • 盾の勇者の成り上がり 8 - (November 25, 2014) ISBN 978-4040671802
  • 盾の勇者の成り上がり 9 - (January 23, 2015) ISBN 978-4040673554

English releases

  • The Rising of the Shield Hero Volume 01 - (September 15, 2015) ISBN 978-1935548720
  • The Rising of the Shield Hero Volume 02 - (October 20, 2015) ISBN 978-1935548782
  • The Rising of the Shield Hero Volume 03 - (February 16, 2016) ISBN 978-1935548669
  • The Rising of the Shield Hero Volume 04 - (June 14, 2016) ISBN 978-1935548652